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Cabrillo National Monument extends hours for sunset on August weekends

Posted at 7:04 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 22:04:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The Cabrillo National Monument will extend its opening hours until sunset on Fridays through Sundays in August.

The national monument is currently in a phased re-opening. All outdoor areas, trails, and restrooms are open, but indoor areas like exhibits and the lighthouse are closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Normal operating hours for the area are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the tidepools closing at 4:30 p.m.

The extended hours will give visitors a chance to take in views of the Pacific Ocean and San Diego during sunset. The monument's tidepool area will also be open until 30 minutes before sunset.

Visitors can also get Junior Ranger books and badges, maps, and visitor information at an outdoor station near the visitor center.

Officials encourage guests to continue wearing face coverings and physical distance from anyone no apart of their household while visiting.

Annual park passes can still be purchased online here. Individual vehicle passes are $20 per car.